These students have put in a lot
of time and effort into their projects. You will be impressed by the
quality of research these students and the professional level of their
However, they are not your colleagues or have the background you may have!
Please be gentle in the criticism and give as much encouragement as
The project grading is broken down below:
QUESTIONING THE STUDENT PRESENTER:
|Creative Ability and Originality
Does the student have an
original idea using a creative approach? Does the student use and/or
create equipment properly and adequately? Is there evidence of proper
planning and execution? Does the student analyze data properly? Has
the study led to a significant result or reasonable conclusions?
|Scientific Thought and Engineering Goals
Has the problem been defined, the hypothesis correctly
and clearly stated? Have the experimental and investigative variables
been recognized and controlled? Have objective measurements been used
and has the data properly been entered into the logbook? Have
experimental and investigative limitations and sources of error been
identified? Are the conclusions supported by the data? Does the
student understand the scientific principles and terminology used?
|Thoroughness and Skill
Has the project been completed as planned and the
purpose achieved? Has the student become familiar with the subject
matter by doing proper background study? Have the scope approach been
adequate and have alternatives been considered? Has abstract, problem,
data and conclusions been properly displayed? Does the student have a
proper, understandable application?
|Clarity of Project and Display
Is the display neat, spelling correct? Is the overall
eye appeal and dramatic effect that which should be expected from a
student of this age? Is the poster presentation clear?
|TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 50
Why did you decide on this
What is the purpose of your project?
What is your hypothesis?
Which variable did you
For each variable that you
changed (the independent variable), how many trials did you do?
What response did you
What are some of the
things you were careful not to let change (the constants) as you did
What procedures did you
In your experiment, what
was the control? What sample did you use to compare the others
What results did you find?
What conclusions did you
How did your results
relate to your original hypothesis?
If you had a mentor, in
what ways did you mentor assist you?
in doing your library
research, what related research did you find that was helpful to you
in conducting your project?
What would you do
differently if you were to do the project again?
What might you do in the
future to continue your project?
Last Modified: February 06, 2006